History of the Schroth Method
The Schroth Method by Katharina Schroth
The Schroth Method was established in Germany in 1921, by Katharina Schroth. This curve pattern specific scoliosis technique has been refined over the years by the founder’s daughter, physical therapist Christa Lehnert-Schroth PT, and grandson and orthopedic physician, Dr. Hans-Rudolf Weiss, at the inpatient clinic bearing the name of Katharina Schroth set in Germany’s Rhineland.
The method originated when Katharina was told she had scoliosis and would require surgery. Unwilling to have surgery, she immediately began to devise a way to put scoliosis in check and it became her life’s work. The Schroth Method has been practiced in Germany since then, and it is just in the last few years that the Schroth Method has spread all over the globe as scoliosis patients look for alternatives to watch and wait, bracing, and surgery for scoliosis treatment.